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SUGGESTED FOR YRS 10-12

HSC Drama Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice

HSC English Area of Study: Discovery

Back by popular demand

The 2016 smash hit returns to Belvoir for a quick season before it hits the road.

The backblocks of Western Australia. It’s 1965 and Charlie Bucktin’s fourteen and smart. But when blamed-for-everything Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie’s out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled on the body of a local girl in the scrub, and he knows he’s the first suspect – that goes with the colour of his skin. He needs every ounce of Charlie’s brains if the truth is to emerge before Jasper finds himself at the pointy end of a deep anger.

As the boys negotiate the secrets of a small town, the winds of change blow – but how do teenage Australians solve the riddles of a Grown-Up World?

Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is daggy-funny and wise. A coming-of-age story for a generation, and a nation too.

Cast

Kate Box Tom Conroy Matilda Ridgway Guy Simon Hoa Xuande

Team

Based on the novel by Craig Silvey Adapted by Kate Mulvany Director Anne-Louise Sarks Set Designer Michael Hankin Costume Designer Mel Page Lighting Designer Matt Scott Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin Fight Choreographer Scott Witt Choreographer Sara Black Indigenous Advisor Jada Alberts Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Parsonage

Performance Times

SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES AT 11.30AM

Thu 9 February
Thu 16 February

Jasper Jones Podcast

Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.